I recently read this Forbes article on how servant leaders are an invaluable asset for a company. A servant leader is constantly focused on serving his people and delivering the best results for the stakeholders. Here are four aspects to take into consideration if you want to be the best leader that you can.
1. Let others see you serve and encourage them to join you
It’s highly important that your team members and clients witness you in service. Organize charitable events such as book donations and invite them. You get the chance to not only contribute to the well-being of your community, but also to include your people.
2. Make sure they know that you care
Knowledge doesn’t make a good leader, caring does. Put your people first. Show them you care about them and, in return, they will care about your customers.
3. Invest in your people
Time is your most precious resource and the best investment you can make is in your people. Spending quality time with your team will translate into a higher performance rate. Plus, it will lead to a genuine connection with your associates.
4. Don’t place restrictions on your willingness to serve
Want to be a good servant leader? Develop the mentality that no job is beneath your pay grant. If you have an attitude that you are above grunt work, your people will sense it and it will create distance. Don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get down to work alongside your employees. Now, imagine a work culture where each associate is a servant leader. Show them what it means to serve first and see your company bloom.
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